I’ve added a Video’s page which shows the video’s I took of Wrangler as the disease progressed. You can watch from the very beginning as he started to loose the ability to walk, to him becoming very comfortable and starting to run and play in his cart, and right up to the end where it becomes much more difficult for him to pull himself in the cart.
I’ve always had video’s on the page but now you can watch them all in order and have a better understanding of what to expect as the disease progresses.
To view the video’s, click the Progress Video’s link at the top of the page, or click right here.
For anyone coming to this site for the first time, this was my first post and a good place to start if you are looking for info on DM. Each post goes in chronological order as the disease progressed with my dog Wrangler.
Start here, and follow through the posts. Best of luck on your journey.
What is Degenerative Myelopathy
Also if you have any questions for me the best place to contact me is through the facebook page, there’s a link on the right side of the page.
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You wouldn’t think finding some one to take a perfectly good dog cart would be that difficult, but I guess that’s a good thing. I tried sending it back to Eddie’s Wheels but they didn’t seem to want it. I also tried a couple rehab centers in the city and although they do great work with disabled dogs, no one seemed to be in a position to be able to benefit from having it. Also a good thing.
I decided to try putting it up on Craigslist, I paid good money for the cart and I thought there must be someone who could benefit from using it.
Through all your generous donations we were able to raise over $300. I contacted Eddie’s Wheels and there is a Collie dog who’s been rescued in Texas and is in need of a cart and training wheels. The $300 will exactly cover the costs necessary to get the Collie back in action. I’ll try to post more info and pictures soon. Thanks for your donations.
I’ll be travelling throughout Europe for all of Sept and most of Oct. A trip I always wanted to do but was never able to when I had Wrangler. I’m finally able to do what I’ve always dreamed of. I guess if there is a bright side this is it.
I sincerely hope when I return there will be a cure for DM, all you’ll have to do is give your dog a shot and they’ll be instantly cured and back to their regular old selves. Instantly cured!! Wouldn’t that be nice. If my first dream is now a reality, why not the second as well
I’m pleased to post our second featured dog Dekan. Dekan is a boxer with DM. Dekan’s story is a great example of how frustrating it can be in the beginning and what lack of info even our vets have. Although sharing these stories is sometimes heartbreaking, it is very helpful to other people who may be frustrated with the lack of info. Please continue to share your stories so we can continue to help other people who find themselves in a postion like Trina did with Dekan.
I’m happy to finally bring our first featured dog Jack. Jack is a 10 year old shepherd/husky mix who belongs to Kate Bradshaw. Jack is in the beginning stages of DM but like most other DM stories the journey to get here was very long and frustrating. Now with a proper diagnosis of DM, Kate and Jack’s battle begins.
In an effort to keep the website updated with fresh and relevant content and to keep it growing I’d like to start a weekly featured dog post. Each week I’ll post a pic of your dog in his or her wheels along with a write up about their current progress and some tips about what you’re currently finding helpful with caring for you dog in their current state.
2 things happened last week that made me want to write this post, first of all I received Wrangler’s histopathology report from Dr Coates. For those of us, me included, that don’t really know what that means;
“Histopathology is the examination of tissues from the body under a microscope to spot the signs and characteristics of disease. A histopathology report describes the tissue that has been sent for examination and what its features are under the microscope. Occasionally a histopathology report is also called a biopsy report.”
Clancy and Dozer, 2 boxers with DM, got together a few weeks ago for a play and a stroll around town in their carts. If there’s ever any doubt in your mind about whether dogs in carts can live full happy lives than just take a look at these pics and the short video, any doubt should be immediately removed. These guys look like they couldn’t be happier!!